LOOK 1947

Historical Highlights of 1947 …

  • Some people claim that a UFO crashed at Roswell, New Mexico.
  • Singer Frankie Laine earns the first of his 21 gold records.
  • The timeless Christmas classic film “Miracle on 34th St.” is released.
  • Famous Births … David Bowie, Nolan Ryan, David Letterman.
  • Deaths … Henry Ford, Al Capone.
  • Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • United States First-Class Postage Stamp costs 3 cents.
  • Hurricane in southeast Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama – 51 killed.
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls are discovered at Qumran.
  • India becomes independent from Great Britain and 2 countries are formed India (80% Hindu), Pakistan (95% Muslim).
  • Invention of transistor.

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